What happens when the story you've been telling yourself about the future is replaced by the story of what actually will be?
Welcome to Swearer Sparks, an online platform for stories of social change at Brown University.
Stefanie Kaufman ’17 was a typical teenager until the day her friend Brittany committed suicide. Here she talks about her work creating Project LETS, a suicide prevention organization focused on erasing the stigma around mental health and self harm.
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Isabel DeBre '18 explores what it means to be visible and have a voice through the Tenderloin Opera Company, a theater and music group telling the story of homelessness in Rhode island.
Over 25 audio stories from community leaders boldly and creatively tackling social issues in Providence. Listen in.
Recent Stories on Sparks
Deborah Lapidus led her first environmental campaign - against deforestation - as a sophomore at Brown and has been “hooked on grassroots organizing ever since.” Here, she speaks about the power of organizing and activism to combat climate change.